Sweet Refrigerator Pickles


These sweet refrigerator pickles are quick and easy to make. They are ready to eat in just one day and last up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 days 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 days 2 hrs 55 mins


  • 2 small cucumbers, thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ tablespoons salt

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup white wine vinegar

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons mustard seeds

  • ½ teaspoon celery seeds

  • 1 pinch ground turmeric


  1. Mix cucumber slices and salt together in a bowl; let sit for 1 1/2 hours.

  2. Pour cucumbers into a sieve set in the sink. Thoroughly rinse cucumbers under cold running water and drain well.

  3. Combine white sugar, white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, and turmeric in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then cook and stir until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes.

  4. Place drained cucumbers into a heat-proof bowl. Add onion, then pour hot vinegar mixture over top. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

  5. Transfer cucumbers and liquid to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours before eating.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt and brine ingredients. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

99 Calories
0g Fat
24g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 877mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 87mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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